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Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Amber Ale. Epicenter Amber received a Bronze Medal at Reno Canfest, and an 89 Rating in 2011 DRAFT Magazine. A deep copper amber hue with a firm, toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a crisp dry finish. Epicenter has become a gateway ale for novice Craft Beer drinkers. The light, approachable taste is quenching and appealing to new and long term Craft lovers alike.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: PhxHorn on 05-28-2010)
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Matchews

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-21-2012 00:32:50 | More by Matchews
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Pecan

California

3/5  rDev -14%

12-20-2012 17:32:08 | More by Pecan
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

On draught in the Phoenix airport.... Boring layover.

A -Amber red in color with a thin head that lingers. Nice lacing, this airport bar has clean glassware!

S- standard fare. Sweet and caramelly with a light hop bitterness.

T - Follows the nose, not exciting but wonderfully drinkable.

M - medium to light in body. Very smooth with moderate carbonation.

O - A fine take on one of my favorite session styles. Could drink for hours. Too bad my flight is coming up!

12-11-2012 19:29:58 | More by greenmonstah
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Peller80


3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-22-2012 04:23:24 | More by Peller80
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-21-2012 16:52:53 | More by Number3red
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FosterJM

California

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

1530th Review on BA
Can to Pint
12oz

No canning date
Thanks to my friend amanda for sending this one to me from AZ.

App- A medium colored orange with some dark orange highlights and more of a wood stain sheen behind. I would even say that a little bit of fading yellow towards the bottom. Two finger slight off white head. A nice little sheen of cling.

Smell- A little bit of sweet apple skins with a lot of malt behind it and a slight bitter note from some hops. This was along the lines of a Fat Tire but this had less punch and even had some deeper citrus and I would say some leather and grass notes behind it.

Taste- The taste follows the nose with more much more malts and some deep citrus and a slight hop balance. A touch dry flavored with a grassy. Im coming to find out that Red's just aren't my things. Not bad per se. Just dont like that off malt base.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A bit thick and slick. Retains some of the leather/grass after flavor.

Drink- I used to drink Fat Tire by the 12 rack. Amazing how tastes change and you get away from old styles and decide thats just not what I like anymore. Glad I got the state tick. Probably will shy away from Reds/Ambers for a while.

09-26-2012 14:34:29 | More by FosterJM
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Bagoosh

California

3/5  rDev -14%

09-20-2012 18:00:53 | More by Bagoosh
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%

This strikes me as a crowd pleaser amber. Nothing really obnoxious or boisterous about it. Delivers a pleasant drinker with little stepping outside of the bounds of the standard style parameters. There are worse beers to have to drink while waiting for a layover in an airport.

09-06-2012 21:29:24 | More by RblWthACoz
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JohnLynch


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2012 01:16:57 | More by JohnLynch
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Csnowbrown


4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

08-25-2012 11:21:11 | More by Csnowbrown
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pkmnzach

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-09-2012 05:45:13 | More by pkmnzach
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gbrill

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-29-2012 03:04:32 | More by gbrill
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aflies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2012 20:19:32 | More by aflies
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Carena


3/5  rDev -14%

05-27-2012 06:17:31 | More by Carena
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duceswild

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%

Had on tap outside in 100+ AZ heat Served in a pint glass.
Amber color with small head, leaves no lacing in the glass. Not much to the smell on this one I get a little malt but not much else. Taste is of malts and caramel. Don't get any sense of hops. Mouthfeel provides decent carbonation and alcohol with some sweetness on the end.

Overall this is a refreshing beer that is relatively light for a hot day.

05-15-2012 01:19:41 | More by duceswild
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -16%

Appearance - This is a nice, brown beer with hints of orange coloring and a huge, easy, brownish-white head.

Smell - The grain in the nose is faint and a bit stale with a light floral hopping.

Taste - The malt is bigger at the taste but it is still somewhat stale. Sugars are light and mostly brown.

Mouthfeel - This is smooth with some light but clumsy bitterness.

Drinkability - This was an awkward effort at the style and barely drinkable.

05-14-2012 00:51:41 | More by RoyalT
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

a clear deep amber pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head which quickly disappeared. smells of chocolate, caramel, rye bread. a malt heavy flavor, trying to remember what grain this tasted like.. as a homebrewer, i tend to usually try a spoonful of the spent grains after i'm done with a batch.. this tastes just like a recent one.. thinking it's caracrystal or rye. anyway, hints of chocolate, bready, and slight caramel flavor. very mellow, but VERY tasty. light bodied, champagne-like carbonation.

it's a nice beer, but honestly leaves much to be desired. hardly any lacing, the head died off quick, smell was pretty one sided, as was the taste.. mouthfeel was nice but nothing really more than average. i gave it an extra 5, because although it is mostly malt based in every aspect, it's at least a mellow sweet malt, and not too bitter or anything, but honestly it's just an average beer all around.

05-08-2012 06:33:34 | More by facundoCNB
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KaaosMachine

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-07-2012 20:40:20 | More by KaaosMachine
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-14-2012 08:34:56 | More by bambam2517
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-05-2012 07:06:11 | More by MarkyMOD
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Zachb4au

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-16-2012 18:26:19 | More by Zachb4au
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2012 06:19:36 | More by InfernoBoss
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MrJolly

Arizona

3/5  rDev -14%

02-18-2012 21:00:38 | More by MrJolly
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-11-2012 03:46:13 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Aclucari

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-07-2012 16:41:37 | More by Aclucari
Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.